News of Note

Horrific animal cruelty exposed at UCSF
PETA is demanding that the University of California San Francisco return a $2.1 million research grant after chilling reports of gruesome animal cruelty were uncovered.  The animal rights organization’s demand relates to one of countless tales of animals suffering in horrific conditions at UCSF, which has one of the largest medical research programs in the country.


Animal rights organization blasts Santa Cruz company for continued animal welfare violations
Santa Cruz Biotechnology continued to violate animal welfare regulations even after a federal complaint was lodged against the company, records show. An animal rights organization has written a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack prevailing upon him to take immediate action and to remove all of the animals at the Delaware Avenue facility in Santa Cruz.


No prison time for man in sled dog slaughter
A man who pleaded guilty in the slaughter of dozens of sled dogs in British Columbia will not spend time in prison, a judge has ruled.  Provincial Court Judge Steve Merrick concluded Thursday that Robert Fawcett had the “best interests” of the dogs at heart when he culled the pack near Whistler after a slump in business following the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.


Police make arrest in death of monkey at zoo
Police arrested a 22-year-old man Monday after a monkey at the Boise zoo was found dead over the weekend, shortly after a zoo security guard frightened away two intruders.


Vegan-Curious? Here’s an Easy 30-Day Guide From a Noted Vegan Chef and Author
For all who would like to go vegan but who don’t know where to begin, there’s now a comprehensive multimedia guide that breaks it down day by day. The 30-Day Vegan Challenge, created by vegan chef and author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, is a guide that includes audio, video, and written resources in bite-sized chunks, delivered daily to your email inbox so you can take your vegan experiment one day at a time.


A Place for Healing Broken Wings
Such life-or-death dramas are commonplace at the center, which opened on Columbus Avenue in the spring after the Wild Bird Fund was based for years inside the apartment of a co-founder, Rita McMahon. It is on track to treat 1,500 birds this year, from the three-gram hummingbird to a turkey more than 1,000 times its size.


This Guru Nanak Jayanti, safeguard animal rights
It is a happy coincidence that the 543rd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji falls on the same day, November 28, as World Compassion Day, which will be incepted this year with focus on animal rights.

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Hi, I'm Rachel and I've been active with NARN as long as I've been vegan 13 years! I made the choice to be vegan after learning about what happens to egg laying chickens and dairy cows. I had previously been vegetarian for 7 years because I finally made the connection that beef came from cows and pork came from pigs (duh, I know). I didn't want my food choices to cause the death of an animal. It just seems like common sense to not eat animals if you care at all about animals, the earth or your fellow human beings. I became active with NARN because after I found out about the atrocities happening to animals, I felt that I had to do what I could to help stop these injustices. NARN is local, puts the animals first, and networks with other groups. We aren't worried about getting credit - just helping the animals. One of my favorite quotes is: "I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all." ~ Leo Rosten and "Progress in every age results only from the fact that there are some men and women who refuse to believe that what they know to be right cannot be done." --Russell W. Davenport

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